**New Policy** Artists, renowned scholars or filmmakers from other disciplines cannot receive a registration &/or membership waivers in two consecutive years.
Note: Open call participants/graduate students do not qualify for these waivers.
A fee waiver for conference registration fees and/or membership fees may be granted in exceptional circumstances for artists or renowned scholars from other disciplines or filmmakers whose contributions would illuminate the panel or workshop topic. If chairs or organizers will be requesting a waiver for any panel or workshop participants, a fee waiver form (ONE waiver request per submission form) must be submitted online by August 31, 2016 (5pm CT).
If the conference program chair approves the waiver, the organizer of the panel or workshop along with the individual receiving the waiver will receive an e-mail notification from the SCMS office before the registration deadline of January 31, 2017